As many veteran investors have already seen, market movements are extremely hard to accurately predict. Financial news outlets are always producing headlines and offering predictions for future market performance. Sometimes the predictions are right, and sometimes the predictions are wrong. Investors may have a hard time separating fact from fiction when it comes to bullish and bearish sentiment. Adjusting the portfolio based strictly on headlines can be tempting for the amateur investor. Filtering out the noise and focusing on the pertinent data can help keep the individual focused and on track. Straying from the plan and basing investment decisions on news headlines may lead to portfolio confusion down the road. Crunching the numbers and paying attention to the important economic data can greatly help the investor see through the smoke when markets get muddled.

A good way for investors to understand stock price movements is to look at how it has performed at various intervals in the past. Tracking shares of RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ:RIBT), we see that the most recent close price was 3.18
Year-to-date: 5.6666665
Prior week: 0.3164557
Prior month: -5.654762
Last 6 months:22.393822
Last 3 months: 11.619719

Traders using technical analysis may be employing moving average indicators to assist with gauging a certain market move or to indicate its strength. Many traders will rely on the EMA or Exponential Moving Average to accomplish this. Checking on some recent levels we can see that the 10 day EMA is 3.1487122, the 20 day is 3.117843, and the 30 day is 3.1008012. Pulling back a bit, we note that the 100 day EMA is 3.022556, the 50 day is 3.080677, and the 200 day EMA is 2.8740828.

After a recent check, we see that the Bull Bear Power reading is 0.07274837. Moving to some volatility readings, we see that the current value is 6.976744. Looking out for the week, volatility is 5.087408. For the previous month, volatility is at 6.0653505. Investors often track volatility across sectors to compare with the overall volatility in the market.

Traders use pivot point analysis to help determine key levels where a stock price may react. Tracking these turn around levels may help the trader while attempting stock analysis. Looking at some current one month pivots for RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ:RIBT), we note that the Fibonacci pivot is 3.11 while the Fibonacci support 1 pivot is 2.9763, and the Fibonacci support 2 is 2.8937. Checking on the one month Woodie pivot, we note the level at 3.1325. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 3.005, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 3.355.

Following recent trading activity, we note that RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ:RIBT) has seen a move of 1.2706602% since the open. The prior close was 3.18 and the one month high price is currently 3.4. 

Shifting the technical focus to Keltner Channels, we see that the 20 day upper envelope is 3.2193146. The 20 day lower envelope is currently 3.0163715. Traders may be watching for a breakthrough of the higher or lower Keltner bands.

Investors might be looking around every corner when analyzing shares of RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ:RIBT). Many investors will closely track a stock when it nears a major historical high or low point. Let’s take a quick peek at some major historical highs and lows for the stock:

All time high: 275000
All time low: 0.6885
52 week high: 3.5837
52 week low: 1.3
6 month high: 3.5837
6 month low: 2.2
3 month high: 3.5837
3 month low: 2.49
One month high: 3.4
One month low: 2.69

As we move closer towards the end of the year, investors may be undertaking a portfolio review. Reviewing trades over the past six months, investors should be able to see what has worked and what has not. There might be some stocks that have outperformed the market, and there might be some underperformers as well. Focusing on what has worked so far this year may help provide a clearer picture for future moves. Pinpointing what went wrong can also help the investor see which areas of the portfolio need improvement. If the stock market continues on to reach new heights, investors might be looking to lock in some profits before making the next big trade. 

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.